Tag: censorship

  • Clean Reader: The Latest in Censorship?

    A new app has come to my attention. It’s called Clean Reader, and its pitch is “Read books, not profanity.” What does it do? It filters out the “bad”¬†words from a book as you’re reading it, either blocking them with an opaque rectangle or offering an acceptable (non-profane)¬†alternative. Now on the surface, this might seem…

  • Choice vs. Censorship

    This week, September 24 – October 1st, is Banned Books Week in the U.S., brought to you by the American Library Association. Right up front, I have to tell you that I take a hard line against censorship of the written word…and yes, before you ask, that is from a parental perspective. I’ve raised three…